Minnesota Stroke System

With stroke, time lost is brain lost. More than one-third of Minnesotans live over 60 minutes away from a primary stroke center. One in three stroke victims arrive first at a small, rural hospital. These facts highlight the need to ensure that every community hospital is equipped to treat acute stroke patients.

The Minnesota Department of Health is the lead agency for creating the Minnesota Stroke System, a statewide initiative involving acute care hospitals, ambulance services, and other partners.

NEW! (6/3/2014) Minnesota News Network ran a story about the stroke system during May, Stroke Month.

Applications are now being accepted.The deadline for the third round of designations is July 31, 2014. To apply for designation, go to http://stroke.mn.gov.

Future deadlines:
Round 3: July 31, 2014 (Effective date October 1, 2014)
Round 4: October 31, 2014 (Effective date January 1, 2015)
Round 5: January 31, 2015 (Effective date April 1, 2015)

Quick Links:
Frequently Asked Questions
List of Designated Hospitals

December 2013
March 2014
May 2014

Questions? Email: health.stroke@state.mn.us or call (651) 201-5436.

Updated Thursday, 05-Jun-2014 18:44:41 CDT